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Bang to rights! Pyongyang plays games – or rather doesn’t
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Bang to rights! Pyongyang plays games – or rather doesn’t

A single day on NK News reveals hard choices – and parallel universes

Bang to rights! Pyongyang plays games – or rather doesn’t
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter June 25, 2015
Trains and sums and games: A busy month ahead for North Korea watchers
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Trains and sums and games: A busy month ahead for North Korea watchers

For once, we know what’s hot up North; there’s much to play for

Trains and sums and games: A busy month ahead for North Korea watchers
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter April 8, 2015
Must the Cheonan wreck torpedo inter-Korean ties?
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Must the Cheonan wreck torpedo inter-Korean ties?

Truly honoring the dead means not sacrificing Korea’s future to its past

Must the Cheonan wreck torpedo inter-Korean ties?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 27, 2015
South Korea’s new unification minister: Big deal?
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South Korea’s new unification minister: Big deal?

Like Ryoo Kihl-jae, Hong Yong-pyo will struggle to make much progress

South Korea’s new unification minister: Big deal?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 26, 2015
Ultra vires! Rapporteur’s remit is not regime change
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Ultra vires! Rapporteur’s remit is not regime change

Marzuki Darusman’s comments are well out of order - Shouldn’t he resign?

Ultra vires! Rapporteur’s remit is not regime change
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 6, 2015
They’ve got a little list: Should NK go back on?
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They’ve got a little list: Should NK go back on?

Relisting the DPRK as a terrorist state would hinder, not help, diplomacy

They’ve got a little list: Should NK go back on?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter January 29, 2015
We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?
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We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?

North Korea’s OGD supremo may have family roots in South Korea

We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter January 12, 2015
North Korea, darkness risible: The ironies of Sonygate
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North Korea, darkness risible: The ironies of Sonygate

'Interview' hacking scandal has all the makings of a Hollywood flick, except the villain may be innocent

North Korea, darkness risible: The ironies of Sonygate
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter January 1, 2015
Enter the troika! Northern visit gives peace a sporting chance
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Enter the troika! Northern visit gives peace a sporting chance

A sudden day-trip to Incheon raises hopes of better inter-Korean relations

Enter the troika! Northern visit gives peace a sporting chance
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter October 4, 2014
Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power
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Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power

Exiles may not be typical, but their voices are authentic and vital

Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter September 15, 2014